Microsoft BI: From Excel to Power BI

Gartner's latest Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence software ranks Microsoft as the Leader. Here's how their Power BI solution emerged as the evolution of Excel, along with some clarity on the various components and product names which Microsoft has been using. 

4 Challenges Businesses Face Due to Big Data

Big Data can be a double edged sword- expansive information about your customers, processes or products can help you grow and improve, but too much can bury you in cost and confusion. Here's four Big Data challenges companies need to be aware of. 

Public, Private or Hybrid Clouds: What's the Difference?

The distinctions between the different types of clouds can be confusing. Public, Private, Hybrid- what exactly sets them apart and which is right for your business? Let's clear the air between the three.

Apache's Hadoop: 10 Things You Need to Know

While it may have a funny name, Hadoop provides all of the key elements which make this open-source software framework a powerhouse for those needing speed, strength and dependability. Here's a breakdown of it's key features. 

Moving to the Cloud Part 2: AWS Products and Services

In the second installment of our Moving to the Cloud series, we look at the AWS products and services you'll want to review before making the decision to move into their cloud.

4 Reasons Why You Should Use Inspector from Amazon Web Services

Inspector from Amazon Web Service is a cost effective, automated assessment that helps ensure the security and compliance of your cloud deployed applications. Here's how it can help your organization.     

The Business Intelligence Software You Didn't Know You Had

Users of MS Excel 2013 or above have BI capabilities built in with PowerPivot; a powerful, low-cost solution for collecting and analyzing your data. Here's a look how its implementation and productivity increasing abilities can be gained without investing too much time or money.